PESCA from VIETRI on SALE 50% OFF We “caught” some fantastic deals from VIETRI — so now it’s time for you to enjoy the savings. Beautiful oversized serving pieces painted by hand. The entire collection is now for SALE at 50% off the normal retail price. Perhaps shop now to gift the fisherman in your life. Or a fun piece to hang in your kitchen. Pesca, Italian for fishing, was inspired by an evening walk along a pier in Italy. A lifelong admirer of the sea, maestro artisan, Gianluca Fabbro, often enjoys an afternoon spent on his boat with friends sailing the Adriatic Sea.
Tinned Seafood Get in on the tinned seafood trend with Sardinha.
On the outside the packaging is fun and modern. Inside, they are delicious and prepared according to traditional methods. Sardines are fished in an artisanal way, selected one by one and prepared by hand. Using fresh fish that are cooked by steam according to their tradition. This is the main secret of Sardinha and what makes this brand such a success story. Color, aroma and flavor are senses that, nowadays, few food products awaken. Experience a taste of the Mediterranean lifestyle, one of the most appreciated in the world. It is synonymous with lightness and relaxation. Good weather, good food and, of course, healthy and natural products. Our TGS founder, an expert sardine taste tester, says the Sardinha boneless, skinless, with a touch of spicy pepper [pink package] are “The very best I have ever eaten.” Very high marks indeed…
Grana Padano Crumbly and grainy Italian aged cheese. Made with unpasteurized cow’s milk. Full-bodied with savory and nutty notes. $18.00/lb
Tomarashi Point Reyes A buttery toma made with Sichimi Togarashi – a Japanese spice blend containing nori, toasted sesame, poppy, and hemp seeds, chili flakes, and ginger. $28.99/lb
Anabasque Sheep’s milk cheese from Wisconsin. Inspired by Ossau-Iraty and Basque region cheeses. Nutty and salty with a pleasantly sharp finish. $39.99/lb
Wine of the Week
Vina Alberdi Reserva ’18 “Their young and fresh red 2018 Viña Alberdi, already a Reserva (Crianza in Spain), matured in oak barrel for two years—in new barrels for the first year and in used barrels for the second year. During the élevage, they racked the wine manually from barrel to barrel four times. 2018 was a year of lower alcohol and more freshness in the wines, and they thought the wines were not designed for the long haul; so, they didn’t produce any other wine, and so the only wine from 2018 IS VIÑA ALBERDI! Which means that all the Tempranillo grapes that were destined for 890, 904 and all the other wines went to this wine. They didn’t use the Garnacha (which was sold in bulk). So, this is a super- Viña Alberdi, which shows more Crianza style in this cooler vintage but with very good depth and complexity, perhaps a more modern and fresher style. The wine has a seamless palate and a juicy texture, with more color than other vintages, more intensity, more fruit… It has grapes from very good vineyards and poor soils that were never destined for this wine. Highly recommendable and very versatile. It has potential to age.”
92 Pts Wine Advocate $26.99/btl
Saturday Wine Tasting
Saturday, January 21, 1-3pm
Lauren is here with some fantastic wine to sample.
- Hexamer Porphyr Riesling ’17 $19.99/btl
- Florian Mathieu Orange ’21 $19.99/btl
- Frago do Corvo Mencia ’17 $19.99/btl
- Dom de Verquiere CDR ‘20 $14.99/btl
As always, just $1 at the door.